02/21/2013 08:19 am ET Updated Feb 21, 2013

'My Strange Addiction': Woman's Hair Is 21-Feet Long, Nicknamed Mr. Cobra (VIDEO)

"My Strange Addiction" continues to deliver the wild and unexpected. This week, viewers were introduced to Asha, who has a potentially dangerously unhealthy addiction to growing her hair. She hadn't cut it in 25 years, and it had grown to 21 feet long. Asha used a staggering 24 bottles of shampoo a month keeping her hair clean, and it weighed in at 25 pounds when wet.

She'd become so attached to her hair that she even nicknamed it.

"It’s my baby, my sweetheart, my crown. It makes me feel unique. one of a kind -- a living legend. I am the Black Rapunzel," Asha said. "I talk to him a lot, I stroke him a lot, and yeah, I do kiss him a lot, too. It’s Mr. Cobra."

Doctors had warned Asha that carrying around that much weight on her head, neck and shoulders could lead to nerve damage, but she has no plans to cut her hair.

See more of the unusual on "My Strange Addiction," Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.

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